Mr. Picard is an expert under the Environment Quality Act and a specialist in petroleum equipment according to the Régie de bâtiment du Québec. For 30 years, Mr. Picard has specialized in the rehabilitation and decontamination of soil and groundwater. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University, he worked as an environmental engineer assigned to environmental studies and the restoration of contaminated sites at Lupien, Rosenberg et associés Inc. He has gained extensive experience in developing technologies for in situ treatment of contaminated soil and groundwater, as well as in geotechnics. He is a member of the fuel oil committee, an initiative of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques (Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change).
Currently at the head of Environnement Inter-Action, Mr. Picard contributes to the development of approaches for the sustainable rehabilitation of contaminated sites. A specialist in petroleum equipment, he advises owners on high-risk equipment to minimize the impact of their fuel and oxidizer storage and distribution systems on soil and groundwater. He acts as a resident engineer on large-scale projects and carries out feasibility studies following the emergence of in situ treatment methods in Quebec. An instructor at Collège Ahuntsic, he actively contributes to the continuing education of professionals in the field of contaminated site remediation.